ET Services


December 7, 2016

Our team will be happy to assist you in various methods of boosting your room sales through different channels. We will help you with your setup on Booking, Agoda, Expedia, Airbnb, Roomorama, and Flipkey, as well as with direct sales.

We know how hard it might be to get accustomed to various features offered by modern travel agencies. It may be challenging for smaller businesses with a limited budget to keep up with advancing technologies. Common solution is to hire a professional sales manager; however, depending on the scale of the company it is not always worth it or ir just unnecessary.

There are lots of agencies offering part-time hotel management on different payment basis. Some of them request fixed, monthly basis fees, others request fixed percentage (sometimes up to 10% of sales in addition to the charges of travel agencies).

All property management agencies use third-party software to manage your property. It is sometimes not easy to get support when something goes wrong. Besides that, property management companies do not take responsibility, if third-party services do not work. Hoteliers always have to pay extra fees, in most cases on a monthly basis, for channel manager software, which is a must in case of more that one distribution channel.



Effective Tours vision is absolutely different:

You do not have to pay for the service when you do not need it!
You do not have to pay for the Channel Manager at all!

Simple and easy to understand for anyone with no hidden costs.

We can offer you various services to make things more clear, depending on your current level of business. You can start from any level and grow up gradually to the top, which will bring you more sales and more profit, guaranteed. And it doesn’t matter wether you have 2 or 100 rooms, as proper management always brings you more income at a less cost.


Level 1: You already have a hotel doing direct sales (by phone, through friends, or off-the street)

Register with Effective Tours(ET) (remember, it is absolutely free), add and configure your property, and start managing it within the ET. Detailed step-by-step instruction is available under wiki. When it is done, you can easily start connecting any online or offline channels of distribution for your hotel. For offline agents you can:

  • Provide a link to your agenda where they can see your real-time availability 24 hours a day without disturbing you.
  • Ask them to register with ET, connect them as an agent and they will get an access to all your effective rates and discounts without disturbing you.

Check the demo-hotel account to get an idea of how the system works.

We’ll be glad to setup your property for you. Do not hesitate to email us.


Level 2: Get registered with the most popular online travel agencies: Booking, Agoda, Expedia, and connect them to ET.

It is a very important step, as OTAs will definitely boost your sales to the next level. Don’t be afraid - registration is quite simple, and all OTAs have agents at hand to help you.

And now let the magic begin! Effective Tours is a certified partner of the most popular OTAs. You can simply connect your accounts together with Effective Tours and get one dashboard for all OTAs and offline agencies. No more double bookings and sleepless nights. All your bookings will come to a single place; your rooms will be opened and closed automatically within minutes. Your rates will be always up-to-date with a single click. You will be always notified about new bookings and cancellations.

If you still find it difficult to register with any of the OTAs, please let us know. We’ll be always happy to register your property and setup it for you.


Level 3: Get known with the power of smart discounts within ET.

You can boost your sales and never have a free room again. We have developed quite a comprehensive automated discount system: last minute & early bird, discounts depending on room availability, as well as an automated discount calculation for the room only rate without deducting meal plans, etc.


Level 4: Connect our 3D secure payment gateway to get paid by your Booking.com customers.

Booking.com is a well known OTA which draws a lot of customers to hoteliers. The main disadvantage is that they do not charge your guests and only provide you with credit card details. If you have no MOTO console to charge the clients, you are under a great risk of cancelations or even no-shows without any penalties. Effective Tours has created a simple automated solution for any hotelier. It will automatically manage all your bookings, prepare online bills for your clients, and send notifications to them. You will have a full control over the whole process. No more losses from canceled bookings. We provide a state-of-the-art 3D secure payment gateway for Visa and Mastercard at a very low fee. For more information, please contact our team.



Additional services


As you know, Effective Tours is absolutely free of charge. You can register and setup your hotel or travel agency by yourself. If you feel any difficulty, we’ll be happy to support you as much as we can.

The rates below are fore reference only. We are always open for discussion.


Complete OTA setup from scratch (Booking, Agoda, Expedia, etc) (one-time fee) 50$
Setup and configuration with ET for your property. Depends on the size of the hotel/property. 50$+
Consulting & Training 20$/hour